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Reading Madame Gorgibus

Today I discovered a video of myself reading from my translation, “Madame Gorgibus”, a short story in Jean Lorrain’s collection, Contes pour lire à la chandelle, or “Stories to Read by Candlelight”. Translators Aloud has a YouTube site where they publish short videos of just a few minutes each, in which literary translators read from…

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Attracting attention

Needing to make a connection between the world’s readers and my published works, I’m wondering how I can do this and keep myself in the background, attracting attention to the books and not to myself. Presently I’m learning how to market my book, Stories to Read by Candlelight, published in September last year. Of course,…

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Joseph Olenin’s Coat

My translation of Eugène-Melchior de Vogüé’s story ‘Le Manteau de Joseph Olénine’ – Joseph Olenin’s Coat – has been republished today by Bewildering Stories. Back in 2016 it was published in a print journal, The Cossack Review, which unfortunately is now defunct. I’m very grateful to the editor of Bewildering Stories for giving it a…

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Getting reviews

It’s what authors have to do. Get reviews. I’ve tried it for my previous two books and only ever managed to get one solitary review in spite of asking bloggers around the world. Now since the release of Stories to Read by Candlelight, I’ve been offered advice from my publisher, Michelle Lovi at Odyssey Books,…

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Illustrations for ‘Stories to Read by Candlelight’

My recently published translated book, Stories to Read by Candlelight, is excellently illustrated by Erin-Claire Barrow with silhouettes evocative of figures viewed by candlelight. Here are three of the five images to tempt uncertain readers. My very favourite, coincidentally accompanying my very favourite of the eight stories, is ‘Princess Mandosiane’. I love the sharp black…

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Stories to Read by Candlelight – Release

Odyssey Books has just published my translation of Contes pour lire à la chandelle – Stories to Read by Candlelight by Jean Lorrain, and today I received ten copies of a very well produced, postcard-sized book. As yet it’s available on Amazon only to pre-order, but will actually be available from next week, 16th September.…

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The Mandrake

One of the stories by Jean Lorrain that I’ve translated over the years is La Mandragore (The Mandrake). Recently I put a couple of images on a unique Facebook page, The Golden Age of Illustration. My contribution was from the original illustrated version of 1899 of La Mandragore, and got hundreds of ‘reactions’, as they’re…

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